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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 21 octobre 2017
Heure:05:36
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 King Air
Compagnie:Bering Air
Immatriculation: N363JH
Numéro de série: BB-1799
Année de Fabrication: 2002
Heures de vol:3182
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Aéroport de départ:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Beech B200 airplane, N363JH, sustained substantial damage following an unintentional gear-up landing at the Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, Alaska. The airplane departed from the Nome Airport, Alaska, about 03:20 .
The purpose of the flight was to transport a patient to a medical treatment facility in Anchorage. As the flight descended through about 4,000 feet msl, towards Anchorage, the captain visually confirmed that the airport was in sight, and requested a visual approach. He reported the air traffic controller didn't respond to his initial request, and he requested a visual approach again. The controller responded back with a vector for the instrument landing system (ILS) runway 7R approach. The pilot reported his groundspeed was about 210 knots indicated, he joined the final approach course, and was cleared to land. He reported he believes he was given a vector heading that was too close to the final approach fix and the airplane went through the final approach fix. The pilot then received another heading and he re-established himself on the final approach course.

According to the pilot, as the airplane continued on the ILS 7R approach, he began to configure the airplane for landing by selecting the appropriate approach wing flaps setting, and he believed he selected the landing gear selector to the down position. However, he failed to confirm that the landing gear position-indicator lights showed "three green" indicting the landing gear was down, locked, and safe for landing. The pilot said that during touchdown with the landing gear not extended, the airplane's belly-mounted cargo pod contacted the runway, and the airplane began to veer to the right of the runway centerline. The 4 blade Hartzell propeller assemblies for each engine separated about midspan due to runway impact damage. The left side forward fuselage sustained minor damage from various separated propeller blade debris impacts. The airplane came to rest on the right side of the runway, and the occupants egressed without further incident.

During a postaccident on scene inspection of the accident airplane, the landing gear selector was found in the down position.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:"The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing, which resulted in a gear-up landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's fatigue and complacency."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Accident number: ANC18LA005
Download report: Final report


Photos

photo of Beechcraft-B200-King-Air-N363JH
accident date: 21-10-2017
type: Beechcraft B200 King Air
registration: N363JH
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Nome Airport, AK et Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK est de 858 km (536 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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